Hondius, Antarctica

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    New for 2019, the M/V Hondius cruise ship has been built to the highest Polar Class notation for ice-strengthened vessels, making her the perfect choice for Antarctica cruise expeditions. Enhanced polar technology means you can enjoy the polar regions with as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. The focus of all expeditions remains on discovery and taking advantage of amazing wildlife opportunities. A powerful fleet of zodiacs is on hand to ensure quality outings and swift landings so guests can make the most of their time in Antarctica. Itineraries include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctica Peninsula; an animal lovers dream come true. Get up close with penguins and marvel at the rugged landscape.

    Topside, the accommodations aboard the MV Hondius Antarctica are extremely comfortable, with a choice of cabins to suit all budgets. Catering to 176 passengers, there are 9 cabin types on offer, ranging from quad-cabins through to suites with private balconies. All cabins are spacious with carpets, storage space and private en-suite bathrooms. Social areas are elegant and cozy and include a large dining room where delicious meals are served in-between activities, fully stocked bar, and the whole of deck 5 has been reserved for multi-language lectures and presentations plus observation lounge with panoramic windows.

    The 72 staff and crew aboard the MV Hondius are on hand during your Antarctica cruise to help you to create a trip of a lifetime. Book online today or call us to reserve your space.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, All meals, Towels Provided, Naturalist Guide

    Excluded: Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post- land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

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    Boat features

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Onboard kayaks
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Warm Water Showers
    • En-Suite bathrooms
    • Observation deck

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

    Languages Spoken

    The crew speaks English.

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Hondius Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2019
    • Length:107.6 meters
    • Beam:17.6 meters
    • Top speed:15 knots
    • Engines:2 x ABC main engines; total 4200 kW
    • Max guests:176
    • Number of cabins:83

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Search light
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares
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